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Survey Explores Treatment Benefits and Risks for Patients with Chronic Illnesses, Including Vasculitis

by Kurt Ullman, Medical Writer Chronic illnesses such as vasculitis includes the burden of the disease itself, but also the various burdens associated with treatment. Those with more than one condition find the problems multiplied. “There is a struggle to balance benefits and risks of multiple recommended treatments,” said Viet-Thi…...

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Vasculitis Investigators Present Results of DCVAS Study Exploring EGPA/Churg-Strauss and GPA/Wegener’s Classification Criteria

l-r: Drs. Peter Grayson, Cristina Ponte, Peter Merkel, Richard Watts, Joanna Robson, and Ravi Suppiah Investigators provided updates on the VF-funded Diagnostic and Classification Vasculitis (DCVAS) Study during the ACR Annual Meeting in November. DCVAS is the largest study conducted in vasculitis to date with over 6,000 patients, and physicians…...

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Rheumatologist Kaitlin Quinn, M.D., Awarded 2017 VCRC-VF Fellowship

Dr. Peter Grayson and Dr. Kaitlin Quinn at the VF Bethesda Regional Conference in February. Photo: Ed Becker by Kurt Ulman, Medical Writer   Rheumatologist Kaitlin Quinn, MD, is the recipient of the 2017 Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium – Vasculitis Foundation (VCRC-VF) Fellowship. She received her medical degree from New…...

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ANCA Vasculitis International Conference Updates 2017, Part 2

By Anisha Dua, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director, The University of Chicago Medicine, Rheumatology Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series discussing information presented at the 2017 International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop in March in Tokyo, Japan. The first part of the article was…...

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Dr. Juanita Mora Recognized at Vasculitis Symposium for contribution to Vasculitis Foundation’s Early Diagnosis Award

At the Vasculitis Symposium, VF Board President, Karen Hirsch, presents Dr. Juanita Mora, MD, an allergist at the Chicago Allergy Center, with a plaque for being the inspiration of the Recognizing Early Diagnosis Award (V-RED). Mora was the physician who made a critical early diagnosis of vasculitis in Hirsch’s son,…...

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